I just checked my eight hives. Half of them are from cut outs. The established ones are doing ok, but the new ones are slow out of the blocks. For example, I combined two cut outs a couple weeks ago. I knew for sure the top one had a queen. When I checked the box today, I saw the queen, but no brood or eggs. How long do you think it would take her to get going. She was a mated queen that I purchased. Things are pretty dry here. No second cut hay is growing in the fields, but the trees and lawns are still pretty green. Maybe I'm just being too impatient. What are your experiences with cutouts? What percentage are successful in getting established?